Baryshnikov, Mikhail

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Born: Jan 28, 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Dancers


1948 - Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov was born 28th of January in Riga, Latvia.

 

1963 - He applied to the famous Vaganova Ballet Academy.

 

1966 - Joined Leningrad's Kirov Ballet.

 

         - Won the very prestigious gold medal at the Varna, Bulgaria and International ballet competition.

 

         - He became the youngest dancer to receive the State Award for Merit of the U.S.S.R.

 

1969 - Created roles in Vestris in which he portrayed Auguste Vestris.

 

1971 - Baryshnikov made the Creation of the World.

 

1974-1979 - He was principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), where he partnered with Gelsey

Kirkland.

 

1990-2002 - Baryshnikov was artistic director of the White Oak Dance Project, a touring company he co-

founded with Mark Morris.

 

2000 - Baryshnikov was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors.

 

He is actively involved in the establishment of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in a new performing arts complex in New York City.

 

 

 

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